Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #27.

A picture of Ronnie popped up on my home computer as I sat down to write this today; I didn’t mean to call it up, it just appeared as though someone was giving me a sign. Message received and understood, … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale From The Bellman Chronicles.

As I’ve often said before, there is a ridiculous amount of downtime when you’re a bellman; guests arrive in waves rather than ripples so I find myself seeking out deep, meaningful conversations with my fellow hospitality wage slaves. I rarely … Continue reading

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Would You Watch This Show?

SETTING: A hotel’s HR office where an Independent Contractor is evaluating hotel employees. He is assisted by a human resources representative. IC:  So who’s next? CAROL:  That would be The Hook. IC:  Okay… wait, did you say “The Hook”? Is … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Hudson & Rex.

Someone once said that the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Personally, I think the hardest thing is learning to do is my family’s laundry without having a repeat of the “Strawberry Shortcake incident of 2003” … Continue reading

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Just A Few Thoughts I’d Like To Share…

Last night our daughter gave us a wicked, albeit early, 25th wedding anniversary gift: two premium seats to an upcoming production of The Phantom of The Opera (insert booming musical score here) in Toronto. Yes, next year marks a quarter … Continue reading

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And Now… The News, With The Hook

Nothing new to report, the hiatus continues as The Hook is as mentally blocked as an eleven-year-old boy who just used his parent’s Visa to order ten quadruple cheese pizzas while they were at counseling. I’m feeling pretty good (with … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #28.

Yesterday will only drag you down, like psychological quicksand. Tomorrow is for pussies who are too afraid to exist in the moment so they wish upon a star for a better future. #28: Today. But today is a blank canvas … Continue reading

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